MJ Guthrie

Community Manager

When not immersed in her favorite virtual worlds, MJ can be found hanging out with her family, reading, coaching/playing sports, writing fiction, singing, and dabbling in graphic design (in random order, depending on mood and season). Her favorite part of MMOs? Observing the dynamics of virtual communities. That psychology degree has to come in handy somewhere, doesn't it?

MJ's Massively Overpowered adventures can be found many places: She investigates Secret World Legends/The Secret World's conspiracies in Chaos Theory, chronicles the EverQuest franchise in EverQuesting, practices survival in many sandboxes with The Survivalist, and livestreams for the Stream Team.

Personal blog: Looking for Shinies
Twitter: @MJ_Guthrie

EverQuesting: Take a swig of EverQuest II’s Brewday festival with this guide

A festival dedicated to getting sloshed? No, this isn’t college life — it’s EverQuest II’s Brewday! Every year near St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration dedicated to libations runs throughout Norrath. There are drunken quests to do, pink elephants and talking cabbages to collect, tons of themed crafts to make, and plenty of drinks to partake of. This year’s festival runs from March 6th at 3:00 a.m. EST to March 20th at 2:59 a.m. EDT.

While it is disappointing that Daybreak has not added any new content to the festival for 2018, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do. And there are a couple new items to acquire — namely a spiffy griffon mount and the next crafting recipe book. Here’s a guide to get you through the weeks of revelry. You can also get a visual walkthrough of some tasks by watching The Stream Team festival escapades from 2015, 2016, and 2018.

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The Stream Team: Death on SWTOR’s Dyson sphere

Remember when Massively OP’s Larry and MJ could land on a SWTOR planet or station that wasn’t trying to kill them? Neither can we! And the Dyson sphere from KOTET’s Chapter IV has actually succeeded in doing it! Everything seems bent on cleansing the duo right out of… whatever it is they stumbled upon with this sphere. What will they learn about this new setting? And what will the audience decide to do? Find out by tuning in live at 2:00 p.m.

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Raise a few during EverQuest II’s Brewday

Whether you want to raise a toast or drown your virtual sorrows, EverQuest II’s Brewday festival is the place to do it. The annual celebration of being sloshed started today and runs through March 20th at 2:59 a.m. (EDT). While there doesn’t appear to be any new quests to complete, there is a new mount to get and wild boar loot that drops from Hammy in High Keep, so Massively OP’s MJ is diving in to chug, chug, chug! some festival goodness. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. and have an ale or 10 with us.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

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Devilian has officially sunsetted

At some point, the ending credits have to roll. And Devilian’s have started as of 3:00 p.m. EST today. Devil transformations are now a thing of the past. Many fans gathered in game for a final farewell before sending the game off into the sunset — except for those who have Windows 10, in which case they got to wave goodbye to the  “stopped working” error.

Work on the fantasy game halted shortly after Bluehole, which owns Devilian developer Bluehole Ginno, renamed Bluehole Ginno after its newer title, PUBG. As the western publisher, Trion remained in talks to get continued support for the game (and the known Win10 issue), but I think we can see how that turned out. It is always sad to see a virtual world dissolve into oblivion. When you’re in the mood to reminisce, have a look at happier times when we took our very first look at alpha.

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The stream Team: An exclusive exploration of Ship of Heroes

Back in January, Massively OP’s MJ got to tour Ship of Heroes while chatting with Heroic Games’ Founder Casey McGeever and Lead Developer Matt Wilson. Since then she has been looking forward to getting in and running around herself. Today she gets to do just that! McGeever and Wilson are joining her again as she gets to man the controls. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. for a another romp around the massive ship.

What: Ship of Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 5th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Watch and win Wild Terra!

If you were sad that you missed out on winning a copy of Wild Terra earlier this week, you’ve got another chance now! Massively OP’s MJ has a fist full of game codes to give away. That’s a $14.99 value that can be yours just by entering the giveaway while watching MJ try to survive in the wilds of this sandbox. Join us live at 6:00 p.m. for your chance to win.

What: Wild Terra
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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Chaos Theory: A guide for Secret World Legends’ new agent network

Admit it: Ever since your faction handler in Secret World Legends started sending you off on jobs, you’ve wanted your own underlings to boss around. Am I right? Well thanks to the conspiracy game’s latest feature, now you do get your very own minions to send scurrying off on little assignments. Called the Agent Network, this new system was just deployed this week. And while it’s neither a massive story feature nor a hefty progression feature, it does have a bit of both.

Go ahead, dive on in and start ordering your minions around! With this guide, you’ll have all the info you need to be running your very own agent network.

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The Stream Team: Happy second birthday, Black Desert!

Black Desert turns two years old today, and Massively OP’s MJ is back on her Valkyrie to celebrate. She’s going to take advantage of the special XP boost as well as claim her free anniversary gift (before it disappears on March 14th!). There’s even Lavientia’s Special Accessories event to take part in… assuming she can collect enough ingredients to craft the event items. Tune in live at 12:00 p.m. to wish the sandbox a very happy birthday.

What: Black Desert
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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The Stream Team: Collecting all the critters in Path of Exile’s new Bestiary League

As much as Massively OP’s MJ was focused on getting her Path of Exile fire witch to endgame, her plans have been completely derailed by the launch of the Bestiary League. She can’t help it: She is driven to collect all the creatures and fill her menagerie to the brim. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. and watch as MJ’s gotta catch ’em all!

What: Path of Exile
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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The Stream Team: A first look at SoulWorker

Do you like anime? Action? Multiplayer games? Put them all together and you get SoulWorker, a new anime action multiplayer that just launched into open beta this week. Massively OP’s MJ is going to take a peek inside and check the game out. If you want to see what it’s all about, join us at 2:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you a first look at…

What: SoulWorker
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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The Stream Team: Acquiring a first Secret World Legends’ agent

Who doesn’t want her own lackey to do her grunt work? Secret World Legends introduced its new agent network this week, and Massively OP’s MJ is eager to get in and test it out. She’s going to show off the system and walk you through getting going for yourself. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ delves into the world of bossing around agents!

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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The Stream Team: RIFT celebrates seven years

How many seven-year-olds do you know? Here’s one: RIFT! Today the fantasy game celebrates its seventh anniversary, and Massively OP’s MJ is heading in to join the revelry. The anniversary event  Carnival of the Ascended may not start up until later, but why should MJ delay festivities? She’s going to parade around on the 6th anniversary parade mount and sing. Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. and wish RIFT a happy birthday.

What: RIFT
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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The Stream Team: Diving the dev dungeon for DDO’s 12th anniversary

Last year, Massively OP’s MJ experienced Dungeon & Dragons Online’s anniversary dev dungeon for the first time. This year, she’s adding something new to the experience: Justin and his crossbow! The duo joins the group to rampage through the dungeon and revel in other anniversary ways. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as the duo descend into the celebrations.

What: Dungeons & Dragons Online
Who: Justin Olivetti & MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Enjoy the show!

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